Nintendo Direct Summary 02.13.2019: the Mario perspective
Here's a summary of today's Nintendo Direct for 02.13.2019 from a Super Mario perspective.
Leading off the Direct was the announcement of Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. This is a sequel of the Wii U game that appears to borrow heavily from its predecessor. There is an updated interface and also some new elements, mainly from Super Mario 3D World - which will be a new style, but in a sidescrolling manner. There is Cat Mario, clear pipes, and even Piranha Creepers! Super Mario Maker 2 will be coming out in June 2019.
Additional details on Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch.
Version 3.0 update will be coming this spring for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. More details to be announced.
A new free DLC for the Switch version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker featuring a co-op mode will be released today in the eShop. There will also be paid DLC which features 18 new challenges and 5 new courses - also available today.
Additional details were provided for Yoshi's Crafted World, there will be "costumes" for Yoshi, they'll effectively work as a power-up that provide as added protection, similar to how a mushroom gives Mario ability to "take another hit". There are 180 costumes in all, and they can be purchased in-game using coins.
Yoshi rocking his new swag - a fruit box to protect himself!
Yoshi can also ride a variety of vehicles/planes for a unique style of gameplay. A free demo of the first level of this game will be available today the eShop.
Be sure to take a look at SM128C's first impressions of the Yoshi's Crafted World demo.
Finally at the end of the Direct, there will be an enhanced port of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening coming in 2019, there is also a side scrolling section with Goombas as well!
There were no updates provided for Luigi's Mansion 3 in this Nintendo Direct, it was announced earlier that the game will be coming in 2019, so we should see more in the coming months.
Source: Nintendo Direct 02.13.2019